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Douglas County Historical Society

at Historic Fort Omaha
30th & Fort Streets


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Mailing Address

5730 N. 30 St, #11B Omaha, NE 68111

Phone: 402-455-9990
Fax: 402-453-9448
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Hours

General Crook House
Monday - Friday
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday
1 to 4 p.m.

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Phone: 402-455-9990
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Library Archives
Monday - Friday
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturdays by Appointment

Phone: 402-455-9990
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November 27 & 28
Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday


December 1 or 3
Preserving Your Treasured Family Photos
10 am to Noon each session
Education Room, Lower Level
Crook House Museum

Have you ever wondered how to care for your treasured family photographs? Join DCHS Registrar Libby Krecek for a class that will give you some helpful hints. Topics discussed will include: History and identification of different eras of photography, what deteriorates photos, proper care and handling and preservation and digitization techniques. Cost to attend is $10 for members and $15 for non-members. Space is limited so register now by calling 402-455-9990 ext. 101 or emailing Members@DouglasCoHistory.org.

December 14
Second Sunday Talk
2 pm
Fort Omaha Campus, Building 10, Room 110

DCHS Researcher and playwright Max Sparber will be discussing the fascinating history of theater in Omaha for December’s Second Sunday Talk on December 14 at 2 p.m.

Early Omaha had a theater history just as wild as could be found in any frontier town. Early theaters were often saloons that catered to all sorts of vice, offering up dancing girls and lowbrow entertainment to encourage patrons to part with more of their money. Visitors to the theaters were often robbed blind, performers were badly abused, and owners died in a hail of gunfire. Even in respectable establishments, chaos often ruled, such as when a performing baboon escaped at the Creighton Theater (now the Orpheum), stole a bottle of whiskey, and proceeded to get drunk and smash every mirror in the theater.

Max will tell a number of these astonishing and amusing tales from early Omaha including a theater that left behind thousands of albino rats to live under the streets of Omaha and an   attempted assassination of Wild West star Buffalo Bill, among others!

Second Sunday Talks are free for members and $5 for non-members. Reserve your space today by calling 402-455-9990 ext. 101 or emailing Members@DouglasCoHistory.org.

December 25
Closed for Christmas Holiday